Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk


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in Sulechów, Poland
January 29, 1962

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Olga Tokarczuk (born 29 January 1962 in Sulechów near Zielona Góra, Poland) is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful Polish writers of her generation, particularly noted for the hallmark mythical tone of her writing.

Average rating: 3.93 · 8,485 ratings · 496 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Primeval and Other Times

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4.20 avg rating — 1,837 ratings — published 1996 — 42 editions
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3.82 avg rating — 1,360 ratings — published 2009 — 30 editions
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House of Day, House of Night

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4.07 avg rating — 1,185 ratings — published 1998 — 29 editions
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Bieguni

3.91 avg rating — 1,068 ratings — published 2007 — 36 editions
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Księgi Jakubowe

4.16 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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E.E.

3.55 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Gra na wielu bębenkach: 19 ...

3.80 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Anna In w grobowcach świata

3.61 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Szafa

3.75 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Podróż ludzi Księgi

3.51 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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“Everyone knows how to cook parasols—you soak them in milk, then dip them in egg and breadcrumbs and fry them until they're brown as chops. You can do the same thing with a panther amanita that smells of nuts, but people don't pick amanitas. They divide mushrooms into poisonous and edible, and the guidebooks discuss the features that allow you to tell the difference—as if there are good mushrooms and bad mushrooms. No mushroom book separates them into beautiful and ugly, fragrant and stinking, nice to touch and nasty, or those that induce sin and those that absolve it. People see what they want to see, and in the end they get what they want—clear, but false divisions. Meanwhile, in the world of mushrooms, nothing is certain.”
Olga Tokarczuk

“Below the mill the rivers merge. First they flow close beside each other, undecided, overawed by their longed-for intimacy, and then they fall into each other and get lost in one another. The river that flows out of this melting pot by the mill is no longer either the White or the Black, but it is powerful and effortlessly drives the mill wheel that grinds the grain for bread.

Primeval lies on both the White and Black rivers and also on the third one, formed out of their mutual desire. The river arising from their confluence below the mill is called The River, and it flows on calm and contented.”
Olga Tokarczuk, Primeval and Other Times

“(...) zrozumiałam, że smutek jest ważnym słowem w definicji świata. Leży u podstaw wszystkiego, jest piątym żywiołem, kwintesencją.”
Olga Tokarczuk, Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych

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